Pakistan paying price for security vacuum on Afghan side of border: DG ISPR

  • At least two soldiers martyred, four others injured in a militant attack on a check-post near the Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency
  • DG ISPR maintains Pakistan had done its part by clearing all areas, fencing, new posts, enhanced presence along the border and establishing crossing points
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RAWALPINDI – Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted on Monday that Pakistan was paying the price for a security vacuum on the Afghan side of the border.

In a series of tweets, Major General Ghafoor spoke of a Pakistan Army captain and a soldier being martyred when fired upon by terrorists from across the border in Afghanistan.

The DG ISPR asserted that Pakistan had done its part by clearing all areas, fencing, new posts, enhanced presence along the border and establishing crossing points.

According to the military spokesman, more effort was required from all stakeholders from the Afghan side. “Lives of forces and citizens equally precious on both sides.”

Major General Ghafoor added that there is a need to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan and for effective border security.

At least two soldiers were martyred and four others injured in a suspected militant attack on a check-post near the Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency on Monday, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.

“Terrorists from [the] Afghanistan side attempted [an] attack on Pakistani posts along [the] Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency. The attempt was effectively responded killing 8-10 fleeing terrorists while many seen running back [were] injured,” ISPR said.